My friend Nishat Kurwa of Turnstyle News is traveling in the Middle East right now where she spotted this striking painting by Eric Esmail Parnes in the UAE's Maraya Art Centre. It's titled "Neo Orientalist TM." Parnes writes, "The underlying concept of this series is based on appropriating original “Orientalist” paintings from the 19th and early 20th century, and modifying them while incorporating the brands that have now become heavily embedded within the contemporary world of the Levant and its periphery." More of Parnes's work here. Follow Nishat on Instagram @nishatjaan
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.